A RESIDENT living near Barry’s White Farm housing development has expressed concern over the awful state of the area.

Andrew White, of Colcot Road, Barry, said the green space was unsightly and hazardous and grass fires had blighted the area with the tall grass proving a driving and pedestrian hazard on Whitewell Road .

Since it opened in 2013, residents have highlighted numerous issues regarding the standard of roads, gardens flooding and, in particular, the emergence of a sink hole on the main access road.

Residents expressed concern over crumbling roads and speed bumps, but also pointed out a continuing lack of road signs, dog bins, and children’s play areas on the estate.

Mr White, 47, said: “The state of the already crumbling and sinking roads and pathways is unacceptable and is one of a number of issues including defective lighting, fencing and a lack of road signs."

He added that he hopes the defects are rectified before the Vale council give planning permission for any further Persimmon developments.

Vale council operational manager for engineering, Michael Clogg said: “We understand that residents are concerned about the condition of the White Farm housing development.

“Several meetings have been held to address to various defects associated with the highway and public open space element of the development.

“Until these defects have been addressed, we cannot adopt the estate.

“We understand residents’ frustrations and will continue to raise concerns with the developer and encourage them to resolve the various matters affecting the residents of this estate at the earliest opportunity.”

A Persimmon Homes East Wales spokesman said: “We have contacted residents to apologise for the delay in these works at White Farm, but we are pleased to confirm that matters will soon be resolved, with work commencing in the middle of this month.

“Remedial works will include the removal and repair of some block paving, repairs to road defects and reworking of the steps to the rear of the development.

“There is some further work required to some path edgings and then the central open space area will be handed back to the Vale of Glamorgan Council to maintain.

“We are hoping to have this scheduled over the next few weeks. Disruption will be limited as much as possible during these works. Residents are urged to liaise with our team if they have any concerns.”